The benefits of clearing space to go after someone in the offseason is twofold. One to make a run at a free agent in 2013 if the price is right. Two, we end up clearing out some trash even if we don't sign anyone. This gives us options throughout the season as well. We will be under the cap and can absorb a contract for that year and take a pick back in the process to re-build for the future. This will send a TPE back to the other team. We can use the space to acquire a young player with potential that a team wants to unload. We also give our younger players some more playing time. We also have the option to preserve the space for 2014. The benefits of clearing space extend beyond just the luxury of being able to sign a free agent.
Last edited by Raptors1995; 12-11-2012 at 03:08 PM.